Cocktail Investing Podcast

Cocktail Investing Ep 10 – The market gets the jitters as the “Perfection Expectation” trade comes into question
23 Mar

Cocktail Investing Ep 10 – The market gets the jitters as the “Perfection Expectation” trade comes into question

Your resident mixologists, Chris Versace and Lenore Hawkins, break down the latest moves in the markets and what they see going on beneath the headlines on this episode of Cocktail Investing — from FedEx’s insight into the economy, to what we are seeing in consumer credit card debt, to what used car sales tell us about the state of households.

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Cocktail Investing Ep 9 – So Janet Yellen & the Fed are Data Dependent You Say?…Is the Stock Market Listening to the Hard Data?…Amazon’s Next Target – Liquor Stores and more Thematic Signals
18 Mar

Cocktail Investing Ep 9 – So Janet Yellen & the Fed are Data Dependent You Say?…Is the Stock Market Listening to the Hard Data?…Amazon’s Next Target – Liquor Stores and more Thematic Signals

It was quite a week that started off with winter storm Stella, a Fed interest rate increase and finished up with St. Patrick’s Day. Your resident mixologists, Chris Versace and Lenore Hawkins, were busy sharing their thoughts on all of that as well as the February Retail Sales report this week and break it all down for you on this episode of Cocktail Investing.

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Cocktail Investing Ep. 8  – Getting buttered up with Steve Fredette of Toast, a restaurant technology company at the intersection of the Connected Society and Asset-lite investment themes
14 Mar

Cocktail Investing Ep. 8  – Getting buttered up with Steve Fredette of Toast, a restaurant technology company at the intersection of the Connected Society and Asset-lite investment themes

Chris Versace and Lenore Hawkins talk with Steve about what it takes to build “a 100-year company” focused on food that helps restaurants improve their operations while providing an enhanced customer experience.

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Cocktail Investing Ep. 7  – Crude Tumbles, Jobs, Inflation and the Fed as More People Stop Fighting Obesity? Say What?
10 Mar

Cocktail Investing Ep. 7  – Crude Tumbles, Jobs, Inflation and the Fed as More People Stop Fighting Obesity? Say What?

In this week’s program, Tematica’s cocktail mixologists, Chris Versace and Lenore Hawkins not only recap, but also scrutinize the rash of conflicting economic data that has put a pause in the stock market’s move higher. Some data points to an improving economy, while others have led the Atlanta Fed to dramatically cut its GDP forecast for the current quarter.

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Cocktail Investing Ep 6: The growing divide between the hard & the soft economic reports, boxed.com CEO Chieh Huang
03 Mar

Cocktail Investing Ep 6: The growing divide between the hard & the soft economic reports, boxed.com CEO Chieh Huang

In this week’s program, Tematica’s cocktail mixologists, Chris Versace and Lenore Hawkins talk about everything from the market’s reaction to Trump’s speech before Congress to the widening divide between the real hard economic data reports coming in, and finally an in-depth conversation with boxed.com CEO Chieh Huang

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Cocktail Investing Ep 5: M&A activity among Consumer Staples, fast food thematic signals, Fed-Speak, and what exactly is the Border Adjustment Tax (BAT)?
24 Feb

Cocktail Investing Ep 5: M&A activity among Consumer Staples, fast food thematic signals, Fed-Speak, and what exactly is the Border Adjustment Tax (BAT)?

In this week’s episode of Cocktail Investing, Tematica’s cocktail mixologists, Chris Versace and Lenore Hawkins sit down to discuss some of the week’s economic data, relevant political events and share where they have spotted a few of the latest Thematic Signals

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Cocktail Investing Ep 4: Yellen, South Korea & Plastic Surgery and Mobile Advertising with Digital2Go
17 Feb

Cocktail Investing Ep 4: Yellen, South Korea & Plastic Surgery and Mobile Advertising with Digital2Go

On this week’s episode of Cocktail Investing, we welcome Digital2GO CEO Mike Canevaro, who not only adds his perspective to the economic and Thematic Signals discussion but then gives us a deep dive on Digital2Go and on how mobile is shaking up the advertising industry.

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Cocktail Investing Ep 3: Trump, Infrastructure and Bill Sandbrook of US Concrete
10 Feb

Cocktail Investing Ep 3: Trump, Infrastructure and Bill Sandbrook of US Concrete

Data captured by Google Android to manufacture custom clothing, Facebook increasingly moving toward video programming, and 428 “shovel ready” projects spells opportunity for infrastructure player US Concrete (USCR) President and CEO Bill Sandbrook.

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The Trump Trade Continues and Will the Dow Stay Above 20K?
26 Jan

The Trump Trade Continues and Will the Dow Stay Above 20K?

We’re back on the podcast wagon. After a hiatus that lasted more than anyone expected, we’re back with Cocktail Investing, the podcast that in keeping with our thematic perspective here at Tematica helps you distil the key signals to watch when it comes to investing and the economy. If that sounds a little dry, we [...]read more »